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Identify Pest: Pill Bugs or Sow Bug Infestations and Pill Bug Problems

Pill-bug armadillidium vulgare openingPill bugs, also known as Sow Bugs, are very common in the New York area. They are Crustacean, like Crayfish or Shrimp. Unlike Crayfish and Shrimp, they live exclusively on land, yet in moist environments. Pill Bugs are about ¼ to a ½ inch long, oval in shape, and are a dark slate grey in color. One of the most recognizable features of a Pill Bug is that they roll up into a tight ball when disturbed. Many people refer to Pill Bugs as “Rolly Pollies” because of this trait. Pill Bugs feed on decaying wood. They do not bite or sting, cause damage or carry pathogens. Most infestations are in damp basements, and rarely create a problem with humans. Still, they are not nice to have around. They can be a good food source for other pests and their presence indicates that there are openings in your structure that can let other pests in.

Knockout Pest Control Can Knock Out Pill Bugs

Knockout Pest Control is your local expert at knocking out Pill Bugs–and we keep them down for the count. Every member of our team receives over 100 hours of classroom instruction and in-the-field training so you are guaranteed a knockout punch to your pest problem every time. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties. Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 We respond like every pest problem is an emergency with fast, 24-hour service seven days a week. We don’t have the big red boxing glove in our logo for nothing!

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Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.


The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.


The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.


The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.


CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.


GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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